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Financial assessment

Unlike NHS care, adult social care is not free and many pay a contribution towards their care and support. However, no one should go without the care and support they need because they can’t afford to pay for it.

For many people, the local authority will pay some or all of the cost. In order to determine what your contribution should be, you need to complete a financial assessment.

It is important to understand how paying for care and support works. The government sets out very clear rules about paying for care. It is important that you are not paying too much for your care and support. By understanding this process, it will make it easier for you to manage your money properly.

Access adult social care factsheets

Financial assessment information (external website)

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